Happy Friday! My weekend started last night with a drive down to my parents' place! I'm sure today will be filled with shower prep and house prep for all the out of town guests coming. As per usual, I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci for Friday Favorites!
Number One: Summer Scents
The bride gave us bridesmaids these Bath & Body Works items as our bridesmaids gifts (I briefly discussed the wedding here)! I haven't bought anything from BBW in a long time, even though I always love their scents. It's mostly a frugality thing, I generally buy cheap lotions from Target or the grocery store. But it was a delightful gift to receive and smells so summery!
Number Two: Switchin' it up!
As I said here, I am super low maintenance with my hair. It's styled the same all the time. Down, straight (but not straightened) or maybe in a ponytail if I can't make it look decent. I was reading posts from the favorite hair products link-up, and a lot of bloggers mentioned the Not Your Mother's Sea Salt Spray. I actually bought this a while back after I liked the NYM dry shampoo. I used it once and it just made my hair heavier and made it feel gross. But since everyone loved it, I decided to try again!
*Oh man do I hate taking selfies. I have a different smile for selfies of just me than I do for selfies with other people in them...my solo selfie smile says, "Oh my gosh this is so unnatural please be over now." Also, yes I put a filter on this picture because the fluorescent lighting at work (yeah I took a selfie at my desk, who's asking?) is not the most flattering.
I feel like the point of this product is just to spray it in wet hair, maybe scrunch it a little, and then it air dries amazingly. Well, it took me more effort. I showered at night, sprayed it on my damp hair, and put my hair in two buns. I woke up in the morning, hair sprayed the buns for good measure and kept them in as long as I could. When I took them out, I scrunched and hair sprayed some more. Honestly, I think what made the waves was the buns and the hair spray...not sure if I really even needed the sea salt spray. But switching up my hair style is a favorite! My boss and Michael both complimented me on it and I said to both of them, "I kind of feel like a cocker spaniel." Michael said it's nice to see it switched up every once in a while (it must've been crazy for him to see my hair straight, in an updo, and wavy all in the span of a couple days--way more variety than he's used to!).
Number Three: Waterfront Living
The Seattle waterfront is gorgeous. I'm fortunate enough to live just a couple blocks up from it. Seeing this view on my commute home every day definitely doesn't suck (it's even better when a ferry is going by!).
Don't just take my word for it, check out who ranked number one on this list of most beautiful commutes here! My friend/bridesmaid who lives in Madison, WI (ranked second!) sent me the link to that last night, and when I saw it I knew it would go perfectly with this favorite.
Number Four: Blogger Love!
I was just reading the blogs I follow one day, minding my own business, when I saw that Sammy at The Happy Chalkboard featured me in a roundup of her favorite blogs (here)! I wrestled with the idea of starting a blog. I didn't think I'd ever be able to think of things to write about! So for someone to consider my little blog one of their favorites is an honor! Sammy's blog is one of my favorites too! She's very real and genuine and her posts are always uplifting and positive. I really want to make a bad day box like she did, I think that's such a fun idea! Go check out her blog, and some of her other favorite blogs featured (I already read some of them before reading her post, and some of the ones I wasn't already reading got a follow from me!).
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Number Five: Extreme Weight LossYou guys...I LOVE this show. It's just so good. I mentioned yesterday that it's the only reality show I watch. The people on the show are always so strong. It's incredible what they accomplish in a year! They also usually have faced some sort of adversity earlier in life (often heart wrenching stories), so you're pulling for them even more. I don't even know how to explain why I like it so much, but it really draws me in.
Number Six: Cold BrewOh my gosh you guys. I don't know if you have a Tully's near you, but if you do, go and order the sweet brew (if you go to their website and sign up for emails, you get $1 off your next grande or veinte drink)! Michael and I went on Monday and he ordered the sweet brew and I ordered a vanilla latte...after trying his I immediately regretted my decision. It was seriously so good! It got Michael obsessed with cold brewing coffee, so he did it at home! It's the best. We had some to drink at the beginning of our road trip last night to keep us awake!
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!